Higher Education For The Millions

Archive Report

Problems in Mass College Attendance

A great bulge in school enrollment, which began in the first grade shortly after the end of World War II, already has reached the secondary school and in a few years will begin to press on the country's limited facilities for higher education. The manner in which colleges and universities meet the imminent onrush of applicants may have profound effects on the nature, methods of financing, and even the quality of higher education in the United States.

Many of the nearly 1,900 institutions of higher education1 are casting about for new sources of financial support to enable them to expand their facilities. At the same time, some of the private liberal arts colleges are setting up barriers against unduly expanded enrollments, ...

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